OBSCENE

OBSCENE is a new podcast hosted by Maya Contreras (EMMY winning Brewed in NY, PBS, ) discussing systemic inequalities that have allowed discrimination to flourish in the United States. We’ll examine discriminatory policies while discussing the history, influences, and future of those policies that directly impact womxn and marginalized groups. Through stories and interviews with experts, you'll be given new insights into the challenges facing womxn and marginalized communities. Through an intersectional approach, the podcast introduces new frameworks to improve your civic participation. As an informed constituency, we can influence our elected legislators to dismantle structural oppressions by drafting inclusive policy that create equity, equal access, and inclusion.

Government
News
Society & Culture
1
What about the Children? What America owes to C...
Interview with Julia Davis on what the American Rescue Plan does to aid families, whom it leaves out, and what policies are needed to protect our children.
62 min
2
Voting in 2020: Absentee Ballot vs. Vote-by-Mail
47 min
3
Your Vote is Your Voice: Voter Mobilization in ...
Interview with Ashlee Marie Preston: Trans Rights Advocate, #YouAreEssential Founder
16 min
4
Everything is on the Ballot: Gun Violence Preve...
Interview with Shannon Watts, Founder of Mom's Demand and Sybrina Fulton
35 min
5
Latinx 2020 Voting Outreach And Puerto Rico Sta...
Interview with Denise Oliver-Velez: Jounalist, Political Activist, and Community Organizer,
33 min
6
Language Barriers At The Polls With A Focus On ...
Interview with Dr. Julie Lee Merseth about Language Barriers at the Polls
27 min
7
Black Voters Matter: History Of Voter Suppressi...
Interview with Dr. Carol Anderson" Best Selling Author and Professor of African American Studies
61 min
8
Equal Access: Disability Community And Voting #...
Interview with Rebecca Cokley is the director of the Disability Justice Initiative at American Progress
47 min
9
The Barriers Native American Voters Face #2020E...
Interview with NARF Staff Attorney Jacqueline De León
39 min
10
The Myth Of Voter Fraud And The Reality Of Vote...
Interview with Voting Rights Attorney Perry Grossman
41 min
11
The Turnout Gap: An Analysis Race and Voter Tur...
Interview with Political Scientist Dr. Bernard L. Fraga
37 min
12
Some Clarity During the Corona Crisis
Interview with virologist Dr. Hazel Levy of University of Florida.
37 min
13
Recapping the 2020 South Carolina Primary, and ...
Political Writer and Playwright Stephen Robinson recaps 2020 Primary Season
101 min
14
2020 Democratic Candidates Policies on Children...
Interview with Shimica Gaskins, Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund - CA
51 min
15
A 'Question' Finally Answered: The 2020 Census ...
Interview with Ben Williams, Legal Analyst, Princeton Gerrymandering Project.
52 min
16
4th of July Special Episode: What's Patriotism ...
Interviews with Ben Williams, Meg Heckman, Rebecca Sive.
61 min
17
Ask About Abortion: The Importance of Discussin...
Renee Bracey Sherman, Reproductive Justice Advocate
65 min
18
Reproductive Justice: The Intersectional Moveme...
Jalessah Jackson, Georgia Coordinator for SisterSong
43 min
19
Vote Her Into The White House #2020
Interview with Rebecca Sive, Author of 'Vote Her In'
45 min
20
The Press Playbook: "Game-Framing" and The Medi...
An Analysis of 2020 Campaign Coverage with Dr. Regina Lawrence
46 min
21
Sexism, Stereotypes, and Negativity in the Medi...
A Conversation with Dr. Valerie Sperling, Professor of Political Science at Clark University
57 min
22
Defying The Odds: Women Reentrants and Entrepre...
An examination of women's skyrocketing US incarceration rate
46 min
23
Replaced: The Media and Entertainment Industrie...
Teaser for upcoming episodes
2 min
24
Access Violations: The Disability Community's F...
A conversation with Rebecca Cokley, Director for Disability Policy at CAP
62 min
25
Policy is Personal
Policy that works for us all and not the few
48 min
26
Why Are Black Women Disproportionately Dying Du...
What Policies Are Failing Black Women?
49 min
27
Why Nixon Killed A Childcare Policy That Could ...
Feature Story: Marian Wright Edelman and Her Fight Against Poverty
44 min
28
Pandora to Yoko: Mythology and Contempt
How the Mythology Infused the Discriminatory Policy
32 min
29
Phone Call with Aristotle
Maya calls the famous philosopher Aristotle to find out his views on women.
2 min
30
Excerpt from Ep. 1: Pandora to Yoko: Mythology ...
How Misogynistic Myths Permeated our Policy.
2 min
31
A Reading List and New Year Wish!
A few books to add to your bookshelf in the New Year.
2 min
32
An Ode to Advocates, Happy Holidays!
A small Holiday themed dedication to all of the activists and advocates that never seem to have a day off.
1 min
33
Jessica
A preview of Dr. Young discussing health in economically distressed and under-resourced communities
5 min
34
Christine
Lawyer, Writer, Historian, Phenomenon.
5 min
35
Hazel
I'd like to introduce you to Hazel, but you may call her Dr. Hazel Levy.
3 min
36
Maya
Hi, I'm Maya Contreras, your host. Nice to meet you.
2 min